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Plant Peas for St. Patrick's Day

A well-timed American tradition

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It's an old American tradition to plant peas on St. Patrick's Day, which is said to bring luck come harvesttime. And it makes sense: Soil is typically thawed and workable, and these veggies prefer to get started in chilly spring weather. Plant about a month before the last frost, soaking the seeds in water for a few hours just before to help speed up germination. Then sit back and watch your good fortune take root.

It's an old American tradition to plant peas on St. Patrick's Day, which is said to bring luck come harvesttime. And it makes sense: Soil is typically thawed and workable, and these veggies prefer to get started in chilly spring weather. Plant about a month before the last frost, soaking the seeds in water for a few hours just before to help speed up germination. Then sit back and watch your good fortune take root.

 
 

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